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Daniel Tosh Rape Joke

How Rape Jokes Contribute to Rape Culture

Madeline Wahl | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

The shock that materializes at the realization that someone close to you has been raped or sexually assaulted shatters reality and questions whether there is actually good in the world.

Are Rape Jokes Funny?

Paul Krassner | Posted 10.30.2012 | Comedy
Paul Krassner

Even in a joke, why should women be assaulted because men made the laws? What's funny is always subjective but not incapable of alteration.

Rape and Women's Voice

Michael Kimmel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Michael Kimmel

To believe that you can change the meaning of a word by turning it into a metaphor or a joke is the essence of male entitlement.

POLL: Todd Akin's 'Legitimate Rape' Comment vs. Tosh's Rape Joke

Posted 08.22.2012 | Comedy

This whole Todd Akin "legitimate rape" thing got us thinking about the recent controversy over comedian Daniel Tosh's rape joke, which then got us thi...

Louis CK: 'I Had No Idea' About Tosh Rape Joke Controversy

Posted 09.16.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Louis CK found himself in some hot water last week after posting what appeared to be a tweet of support for comedian Daniel Tosh amidst the p...

WATCH: Melissa Harris-Perry Weighs In On Controversy

Posted 07.16.2012 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding Daniel Tosh's rape joke on her Sunday MSNBC show. Tosh recently apologized f...

Patton Oswalt Thinks Tosh Critics Are 'Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.16.2012 | Comedy

In the aftermath of Daniel Tosh's now-infamous Laugh Factory performance in which the Comedy Central star allegedly told an audience member that "it w...

'Most' Of Daniel Tosh's New Show Reportedly About Rape

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.13.2012 | Comedy

Comedian Daniel Tosh has already apologized for directing a rape joke toward a female audience member, but now he may be scrambling to make sure anoth...

Karen Elson Told She 'Needs To Get Raped'

Posted 07.14.2012 | Style

In case you've been sunning yourself on an Internet-free tropical isle for the past couple weeks, comedian Daniel Tosh has caused a heat wave of contr...

Comedians Defend Daniel Tosh

Posted 07.12.2012 | Comedy

In the wake of a female audience member accusing Daniel Tosh of making a rape joke at her expense, comedians have taken to Twitter to comment on the c...

When Rape Jokes Are Never Funny

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 09.10.2012 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

Why did the Daniel Tosh incident "cross the line" for so many people? It's not that comics can't cross lines. Comics should say whatever they want.

Daniel Tosh Apologizes For Rape Joke

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.12.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who claims to have been present the night of Tosh's show, has told Buzzfeed that the comedian's exchange wit...

Karen Elson Told She 'Needs To Get Raped'

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

In case you've been sunning yourself on an Internet-free tropical isle for the past couple weeks, comedian Daniel Tosh has caused a heat wave of contr...